Scribble: History of a film icon

Photography: Aeric Meredith Goujon
Words: Ouigi Theodore


The "Holy Scribble" was originally released in the fall of 2009 with a feature on Hypebeast that quickly positioned it at the center of street culture chatter. It now sits on an all star list of most requested BKc varsity jackets.

FACT: An attempt was made in 2016 to re-release the “Holy Scribble”, but the multiple embellishments + change to the naked cow leather brought production cost too high. Yet that same year a worn first edition was purchased at the resell price of $3200 by a private buyer/collector.

INSPIRATION: The original design was inspired by the movie Cooley High. A 1975 Blackexploitation box office hit and coming of age story of black teenagers from the Cabrini projects of Chicago in the 60’s. Character Richard "Cochise" Morris wore an iconic varsity that served as inspiration for the “Scribble” varsity.







Style is informed by a moment in time, and context is captured by presentation.

The Brooklyn Circus/BKc is a menswear brand that finds inspiration in the pages of history books. Everything we make has a story, from the construction of our varsity jackets to the looms where our denim is woven, and we take these elements into consideration when we cultivate our brand. We are here to tell the story of style throughout American history and to emphasize the power of presentation. We want to change the way Americans dress, one iconic silhouette at a time through the 100-Year Plan. Welcome to the circus.